HeartRome

My life and times in the eternal city and beyond

January 2012

Rome Markets: My Top 5 Picks

Nothing screams life more than visiting a market in Rome! Lively and colorful I love walking through a mercato in Rome and getting lost in the sights, smells and sounds. They provide a snapshot into the life of local Roman traders. In fact, nothing is more entertaining than watching the sometimes explosive interaction between stall holders, butchers or fish mongers (all in a tirade of beautiful Roman dialect or Romanaccio)

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You know you’re NOT in Italy when…

You know you’re NOT in Italy when… You can get a baggage trolley for free at the airport. The toilets are clean and there’s toilet paper, just about everywhere. On that note, you don’t have to pay to go to the toilet anywhere. You have your shopping bags packed for you at the supermarket. You can order without paying at the register “la cassa” Everyone wants to have dinner at

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